For this phase of the website it was important that the existing WordPress CMS was used helping to create continuity for the support and content teams. An examination of the plugins was undertaken in line with the desired KPIs for the new build. Any plugins that were no longer considered relevant were removed as were any plugins considered to be sub-standard. These were replaced with modern, supported alternatives which would help deliver a low friction administration experience for the content teams.
As there was a need to deliver multiple sites all tightly aligned to WD40 Company brand guideline, it was decided that all the sites would use the same theme code base and plugins. This required a more sophisticated build and deployment pipeline which was achieved by moving the codebase over to Bedrock and adding a little piece of WTBI magic.